Ken is keen for Sid to go to private school, but Lorna is dead against it. Can Ken change her mind with the help of new family member Ivy? Ben introduces Tash to Rachel for the first time, and they get on like a house on fire. A little too well, maybe?
In the pub a strange old lady predicts that Ken will become the Liberal Democrat candidate at the next election. Weirdly, events seem to be conspiring to make Ken's political dreams come true as the sitting MP dies.
Ivy completely misunderstands the meaning of the phrase "put to sleep" - leading to her accidentally having her dog put down. A distraught Ivy forces the Thompson family to attend a weird funeral for her.